Cincy Chic: What is INHAILER?
Ray Ball, Director of Marketing and PR: INHAILER is a collective of creative entrepreneurs working together to build a community broadcast platform designed for social activation.
Cincy Chic: What inspired INHAILER?
Ball: Coran, the founder, wanted to fill a void with WNKU leaving and wanted to ensure that the community was still able to have access to a broadcast channel that is community operated and funded.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Ball: The man with the plan is Coran Stetter (he’s also the frontman of the band MultiMagic). The INHAILER team is small but mighty. Followed by Taylor Fox the Broadcast Manager, Steph Ress the Creative Director, and Ray Ball as the Director of Marketing and PR. We produce several shows that air throughout the day and a great technical team.
Cincy Chic: When did INHAILER launch?
Ball: We soft launched May 25 when we opened our doors to the public for a fun filled party with live music (Aziza Love, Psycho, and pizza from Goodfellas). We officially launched our website on June 12, which features our monthly featured artists, write-ups about recent events, and the crown jewel, our 24/7 broadcast station!
Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy the most about INHAILER?
Ball: INHAILER is here to save the culture. Our secondary tagline is people, purpose, passion, and that’s exactly what we aim to do. INHAILER is a saving grace that came about during one of Coran’s toughest times in his life. Out of chaos comes change. We’ve enjoyed all the love, acceptance, and willingness to help that we’ve received from the community.
Cincy Chic: What makes INHAILER unique?
Ball: It’s home grown. INHAILER won’t be covering a ton of “big names,” we’ll be focusing on the DIY music scene, whether it’s rock bands, indie music, hip hop, or street art. The goal is to support the local artisans and community that supports us!
Cincy Chic: What’s on the horizon for INHAILER in 2017?
Ball: We have several projects in the works:
- Final Friday events (either in-house at HQ or local venues)
- Launching our street team (folks who love supporting the culture and want to be a part of a team)
- Low-cost ad spots on INHAILER radio to tie local businesses to a new, yet supportive audience
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more about INHAILER and follow along?
Ball: They can sign up to be a member on our website and follow us for updates on our shows or events on our Facebook page. Lastly, continue to help us breathe new life into Cincinnati’s music, arts, and culture scene! #BeINHAILER